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Questions related to the use of the human voice as an instrument (singing).

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What do these measures mean at the beginning of this choral piece?

The piece is "Es ist ein Ros entsprungen," and it was composed in the 1600s by Michael Praetorius. This score is edited.
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What is the term for multiple simultaneous vocal lines?

Is there a specific term for when a song has different vocalists singing different melodies at the same time? I know that polyphony refers to multiple simultaneous melodies, but is there a term ...
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Should my vocal line leap?

I am currently creating a song, and right now I'm doing the vocal line for a verse. Should vocal lines leap and take big intervals or only small leaps?
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What do crescendo/diminuendo marks mean when no accompanying text?

In the first page we have a solo verse. It starts mpand then builds to mf over one bar. But then in the bottom line we drop to p... But then the bottom line and top of page two we drop and build when ...
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Where to focus my efforts(vocal)? [closed]

Thanks for reading. I'm a beginner and I don't know anything about theory. All I'm doing is trying to imitate and repeat as much as I can. Can someone please tell me how to practice smart and where to ...
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Learn to sing with headphones

I am starting singing lessons. I have noticed that my voice sounds extremely different when I hear a record of myself. Should I mostly train with a microphone and headphone, so that I hear myself the ...
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What kind of instrument involves simultaneously singing into a microphone and playing a keyboard?

I've been to a few concerts (and recognize the same sound in recorded music) where the singer sings into a microphone and plays chords on a keyboard. The sound captured by the microphone isn't played ...
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Key of song sung a cappella

If someone starts singing a song a cappella, then is it necessary for this person to sing in one of the 12 Western keys (A, A#, B, C, C#, D, D#, E, F, F#, G, G#)? For example, would it be ...
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Voice resonating at the back of the mouth

I have started taking singing lessons. My teacher is asking me to make my voice resonates at the back of my mouth. My goal is to sing pop songs, so to have a way to sing that is like modern pop ...
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Oktavism and low larynx

I have question about a nearly-unheard of oktavism technique. It is similar in nature to subharmonics. Apparently there is a technique where you "swallow your larynx" and depress is a very large ...
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Singing what you're playing vs playing what you're singing

I’ve heard the advice :- play what you sing as a means of practicing playing what you hear in your head. I've realised that I tend to sing the stuff I play instead of playing what I sing. I already ...
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Why do certain vocal melodies work in context when those same melodies would sound dissonant on instruments?

I've been transcribing more vocal lines lately in songs I like, to go along with the usual instrument transcription I do, and I've noticed something interesting - a lot of my favorite vocal parts ...
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Could I have strained a chest muscle breathing too hard?

I recently started singing in a choir, though I sing quite a lot this is much more formal and I'm finding getting enough breath is hard. For just over a week I have a pain in my left upper pec. I'd ...
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50 years old , haven't sung a note in my life, but

So my friend has been given a few months to live. She is incredibly strong and makes me feel like a coward for not having courage to do things that have interested me , but my fear of failure always ...
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Voice changes after illness

I recovered from the flu a few weeks ago, but my voice hasn't returned to its normal range. I'm a fairly high soprano usually, and have a comfortable range from about a Middle C to a high Eb. For ...
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8-part vocal music split. Tails up/down convention?

I know that when you have one stave with S/A or T/B combined you have the convention that the sopranos (or tenors) always have tails up, and altos (or bases) have tails down. However, when it comes ...
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Does every vocal style (metal, in particular) start with classical training?

what I mean is how do metal vocals work? Do they start out learning classical/Western training: breathing, vocalises and arias and then specialize in metal vocals? same for other forms of vocals: ...
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How should I write a SATB piece in Musescore with respect to its voice soundfont?

I'm currently writing a vocal piece for a high school SATB chorus in Musescore. Throughout the composition process, I've been using the Musescore playback, which presents all voice syllables in a ...
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So confused about tempo

I'm trying to get help producing a song. But I was asked to sing to a tempo, so they can have a BPM to create background stuff. I asked how to do that exactly, and they couldn't give me a straight ...
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How to find exactly which note you hit

Is there any computer program that measures the hertz of a vocal clip?
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Do we correctly hear the pitch of our own singing voice?

As everyone knows, our own voice sounds different to ourselves. My question is if there is an actual pitch difference and if so, how much it is?
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Can't sing high or project

So I have a bit of a problem. Anytime I try to sing higher than I normally can do without going out of tune, my voice will crack and then stop. Like no sound will come out and I'm only exhaling. I've ...
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Who decides on “doo-wop” syllables in a cappella music?

Do members of an a cappella group determine which syllables work best when they're not singing text, or is it the responsibility of the composer or arranger to specify what sounds should be sung? I'm ...
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Singing rock/hard rock. how to get it back?

So let me explain my situation. I used to be able to sing Rock/Hard Rock songs and even sometimes used to growl. I've entered an pop course in uni as a vocalist, that course kind of "banned" ...
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open throat = less air = less voice loss?

I often experience voice loss after singing. I was told this can be caused by too much air through the vocal cords, which irritates them. Are they really related? And is there a relation between "...
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Is there a correlation between bass and tenor singers?

I've noticed that a lot of singers who would be classified as a bass singer can sing in the tenor range. For example, Axl Rose and Brian Johnson come to mind. I've also read several forums where ...
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“voice-meter” software [closed]

I just joined in a choir. I am a beginner and I have some trouble singing out the right tune. For example, if the piano gives me C major do/re/mi, my tune might be slightly higher or lower (I'm ...
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Soprano singer who 'hoots'

Any suggestions how to help a soprano who 'hoots' on higher notes? Not extreme high notes, just the normal upper range.
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Is it possible to improve my vocal range?

I am a 17 year old male. My range is currently E2 to C4 and I am untrained. My vocal range is narrow, but I want to be able to sing well. I'm wondering if I am still be able to improve my tone and ...
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How to transition from rough vocals to clean vocals?

I am a lead singer on a band, I spent a lot of time learning rough vocals, like in this example: Now i want to learn clean vocals, there's some practical way to carry ...
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How do you make a Vocaloid do a “hard” pronunciation for “Through”

I'm working on this part of Dance With the Devil (Braking Benjamin) I can show you that, I can see right through all your empty lies The vocaloid synthesizer Miku that I'm working with do whant to ...
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Should I stop practice singing and switch to fingerstyle guitar?

I have been practising the guitar for more than a year now. I see some improvements in guitar skills like switching between cords faster, playing any simple riff and singing along while playing the ...
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Strong mints make my voice sound way better. Is there any way to keep this effect?

I've recently noticed that having a strong mint before I sing makes it a lot easier to hit notes (and to hold them with less wavering), it increases my vocal range, and altogether just makes my voice ...
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How to cover at least 1 octave with voice?

When I sing, I try to vocalize, but I don't succeed in singing one octave without forcing my chest voice. Is this normal? I do about from Fa#2 to Fa3, and I force with Fa3. Is this normal or how do I ...
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Why are sound systems in karaoke bars so bad?

Recently I have been singing in 15/20 karaoke bars in London and I only found one where the sound system was acceptable. Some of the most commons problems are: The speakers are only directed toward ...
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Voice gets progressively worse during the day?

When I wake up after several hours of rest, my voice is clear and bright lyrical tenor. Speaking and singing is easier. I do have bad singing technique, but I am addressing that with my vocal coach. ...
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Low larynx and mask resonance

As a young tenor, I am, as many of us, constantly asking myself about the best techniques to have a powerful voice with thrilling laserbeam acuti. If we look at very good historical tenors, we see ...
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How do you call that moment when you suddenly raise your pitch really high for barely a second?

Like here, in 1:18 Is there a name for this? technique? How do I train that kind of voice "switch"
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How do I improve the clarity of my voice?

I am totally unhappy with my voice. In my opinion, my voice sounds like Kermit the Frog. I have practiced using a stick between my teeth, but this only helps with articulation. Is it possible to ...
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Trills + Turns = Water Music

We are producing a concert with Handel's Water Music Suites and there are a lot of turns and trills written in the score by Handel. Where is the web page to look at that will explain the right way to ...
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Is there underlying beat when none is heard in piece of music or song?

Many a times I find that there are longer pauses in the song. Either in the lead music or in the vocals and at places where there’s no underlying beat in the music. A song may start with a few lines ...
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I go into Falsetto at C5?

I'm not a really experienced singer, so I tried to find my vocal range and I cannot go above C5 without going into my falsetto. If i push myself hard enough I can get a really rough B4 but I literally ...
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in Messa Di Voce, I can only get loud by a little - not alot.. what should I do?

I recently started practicing Messa Di Voce on certain notes. I'm trying to do the exercise correctly, which means that if I start a note on an "AH" for instance in low volume, I need to get louder ...
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How do you breathe out properly while singing?

When I search online for breath control help I get approximately 1,823,482,396,482 results (joke) with tips on breathing in properly, but I cannot find even one about breathing out. I make sure to ...
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How to add grit in high notes?

I've been experimenting with my voice especially at the higher notes to achieve that "grit/raspy" sound which what lots of rock singers always did. Sometimes I manage to get that "grit" sound but it ...
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I am a singer who has problems with keeping rhythm and beat [duplicate]

I'm a singer, but I am getting anxious because of being rhythmically challenged. I've had vocal training, but none seemed to really know how to help me out in this respect. I'm fine with everything ...
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Is there a name for the notes leading up to a target note?

Hopefully I can explain this. I'd like to know if there is a name for the notes prior to a target note. For example, in Hey Jude, McCartney sings: ...take a sad SOOONG and make it better... I'm ...
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How to turn a vocal song into sheet music [closed]

I have some a cappella songs that I sing frequently with friends. I would like to write down on sheet music a piano or saxophone accompaniment, what would be the steps that you would take to do such.
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Question on mixed voice (with audio sample)

So i had been working o my mixed voice for a while but to develop the proper balance is very hard sometimes especially when i was tired or not having enough sleep. Another issue is that the tonal ...
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Is it seen as important for singers to be able to maintain an exact frequency?

I'm trying to learn how to sing. I downloaded an app that tells you the frequency of your voice and so far I haven't been able to keep it at one number. For example, I got my voice to switch between ...